devote to (someone or something)

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devote to (someone or something)

1. To commit or dedicate oneself to someone or something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "devote" and "to." Because I have completely devoted myself to my family, I refuse to relocate for work and upend their lives. Unfortunately, Molly seems to have devoted herself to a dubious non-profit organization.
2. To allocate or earmark someone or something for someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "devote" and "to." This week, I'm devoting all of my free time to finishing my term paper. All of the interns have been devoted to our mailing, so it shouldn't take too long to finish.
3. To dedicate a religious or other solemn occasion to someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "devote" and "to." Today's prayer service is devoted to people in war-torn countries around the globe.
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devote oneself to someone or something

to dedicate or give oneself over to someone or something. Do you agree to devote yourself to this task? She devoted herself to raising her children.
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devote someone or something to someone or something

to dedicate someone or something to the use or benefit of someone or something. I will devote a few of my people to your project. Sarah devoted all of her time to Roger.
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devote to

v.
1. To commit someone or something to some task: She devoted herself to finishing the project. Don't devote all your time to that one project. I'm devoted to finishing this book by Friday.
2. To commit someone loyally to someone or something: She devoted herself to her family. He was entirely devoted to his parents.
3. To set something apart for a specific purpose or use: I'm devoting Saturday to cleaning the house. This knife is devoted to cutting cheese.
4. To set something apart by or as if by a vow or solemn act; consecrate something: The priest devoted the Mass to the veterans in the parish.
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References in classic literature ?
Arthur whispered to me, as, at a signal from Lady Muriel, we moved on to where the hampers had been collected, and devoted ourselves to the more substantial business of the day.
He said it was our obligation to work for the betterment of the country and devoted ourselves to make Pakistan a prosperous country.
He said that it is our obligation to work for the betterment of the country and devoted ourselves to make Pakistan a prosperous country.
We devoted ourselves to provide beauty-lovers with original, exquisite, and unique products.
we have consistently devoted ourselves to the peace and prosperity of the region since the end of the war," Abe said.
Mr Welford, an artist who bought the near-derelict castle in Llanrwst with his writer wife in 1994, said: "My wife and I have devoted ourselves to this house.
Aaron Broder, CEO and Co-Founder of Evolve Media, said : "At Evolve Media, we've always devoted ourselves to delivering enthusiast content that readers are passionate about.
We've worked hard and haven't had a holiday in 10 years while we've devoted ourselves to this.
Since 1996, we have devoted ourselves to developing robust Electronic Document Management (EDM) systems, and that focus led us to create XDOC and FaxAgent to support our clients," said Steve DeBlasio, National Sales Manager at Axacore.
We have devoted ourselves to defend the country, defend the dignity of the Lebanese and the Arabs and recover the [occupied] land and holy places," Nasrallah said.
We have devoted ourselves to negotiations for nearly two decades and today we are trapped in a framework that thus far has not yet lifted the occupation," chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said in a statement.
Gradually, we came to accept that our longed-for child would not live a full life, and devoted ourselves to making sure that her precious time here with her family, and especially her big brother Jake, was as happy as possible.
throughout our existence, perhaps we have not devoted ourselves to causes greater than our self-interest, although weAEve been the best at it of everybody in the world.
America's greatest moral failure has been throughout our existence, perhaps we have not devoted ourselves to causes greater than our self interest," he said about America's failingsEvangelicals account for one in four US adults and have been a significant conservative base for the Republican Party, with a strong focus on opposition to abortion and gay rights and the promotion of "traditional" family values.
That's why we have devoted ourselves to the success of this fabulous product.